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Sunday, Sep 15, 2019 at 02:26 PM EDT

Rise in Health Uninsured May Be Linked to Immigrants' Fears

Rise in Health Uninsured May Be Linked to Immigrants' Fears

When the Census Bureau reported an increase in the number of people without health insurance in America, it sent political partisans reaching for talking points on the Obama-era health law and its travails. But...

Saturday, Sep 14, 2019 at 07:15 PM EDT

British Teen Allergic to Dairy Died After Burger Joint Said His Birthday Meal Was Safe

British Teen Allergic to Dairy Died After Burger Joint Said His Birthday Meal Was Safe

A teenager with a dairy allergy had told a restaurant's staff about his condition and was misled into thinking his meal was safe before he ate it and died from a severe reaction, a coroner concluded at a London...

Saturday, Sep 14, 2019 at 05:40 PM EDT

Warren Has Own Plan for Everything, Though Not Health Care

Warren Has Own Plan for Everything, Though Not Health Care

Elizabeth Warren has a plan for that. But on health care, she's with Bernie. Warren, a Massachusetts senator and a leading liberal Democratic presidential candidate, has stood out in the 2020 race for her...

Saturday, Sep 14, 2019 at 05:12 PM EDT

Drug Company Attorneys Seek to Disqualify Federal Judge

Drug Company Attorneys Seek to Disqualify Federal Judge

Attorneys for eight drug distributors, pharmacies and retailers facing trial next month for their roles in the opioid crisis want to disqualify the federal judge overseeing their cases, saying he has shown bias...

Monday, Sep 16, 2019 at 11:09 PM EDT

Texas Girl, 10, Dies After Contracting Brain-Eating Amoeba

Texas Girl, 10, Dies After Contracting Brain-Eating Amoeba

A 10-year-old girl has died after her family says she contracted a brain-eating amoeba while swimming in a river near her home in Central Texas. Lily Avant, of Whitney, died nearly a week after doctors...

Friday, Sep 13, 2019 at 11:43 PM EDT

More Than 2,200 Fetal Remains Found at Deceased Illinois Doctor's Property

More Than 2,200 Fetal Remains Found at Deceased Illinois Doctor's Property

The Will County Sheriff's Office launched an investigation on Thursday after more than 2,200 medically preserved fetal remains were found on the property of a deceased doctor, police said. At around 3:30...

Friday, Sep 13, 2019 at 06:52 PM EDT

Conn. Congresswoman Calls for Ban on All Vaping Products

Conn. Congresswoman Calls for Ban on All Vaping Products

Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro made an impassioned plea to the FDA Friday to remove all e-cigarettes and vaping products from the market.

Friday, Sep 13, 2019 at 11:28 PM EDT

NY Finds $1B in Hidden Transfers by Family Behind OxyContin

NY Finds $1B in Hidden Transfers by Family Behind OxyContin

The family that owns OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma used Swiss and other hidden accounts to transfer $1 billion to themselves, New York state's attorney general contends in court papers filed Friday. New York —...

Friday, Sep 13, 2019 at 04:53 PM EDT

8th Person Contracts EEE in Massachusetts This Year

8th Person Contracts EEE in Massachusetts This Year

An eighth person has contracted the rare and potentially deadly eastern equine encephalitis, or EEE, virus, in Massachusetts this year, state health officials said Friday. The latest case is a man in his 50s...

Friday, Sep 13, 2019 at 02:37 PM EDT

Cambridge Man Was 1st Mass. Case of West Nile This Year, City Says

Cambridge Man Was 1st Mass. Case of West Nile This Year, City Says

A Massachusetts resident has contracted West Nile virus, the Department of Public Health announced Wednesday, marking the first human case of the year. The man, from Middlesex County, is in his 60s, according...

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